Fresh Eyes Proofing. Sandy Penny. Writingmuse

Translate This Page

 Every Author Needs FRESH EYES!

 "Avid readers, editors, and publishers notice mistakes, and it affects whether they want to finish your book, review it, buy another one in the future, or publish your manuscript. How sad to get cut before you get your shot at success. Professional authors value good proofreaders."

~ Sandy Penny

Sandy Penny Writingmuse, Fresh Eyes Proofing

Hi, Sandy Penny here. 

I am the Founder of HoustonSpirituality.com, WritingMuse, and Sweet Mystery Books - plus several blogs. My love of reading, mysteries, spirituality, and the written word inspired me to offer my PROOFING SKILLS for traditional and self-published novels and spiritual books. 

I read dozens of books every month for my blogs - and typos, grammatical errors, spacing, consistency, and wrong words automatically jump out. I hate to see authors shoot themselves in the foot by not having an excellent final proofing. Even if you use an editor and several early readers, if they have looked at the book more than once, you need FRESH EYES. 

FRESH EYES: I prefer to read and proof final manuscripts and point out the little things that were missed along the way. With almost every book I read, I notice 10 to 50 errors, even in traditionally published novels, but particularly in independently published work. 

I know I hate to find typos, even in my blog posts and web pages, and I really appreciate someone who lets me know if I have missed something. So, I'm making an affordable offer for professional proofreading - so your books can be as error-free and as polished as possible. 

All you have to do is:

  • Pay through Paypal or with a credit card below.
  • Email your digital manuscript: Microsoft Word is preferred or Kindle|mobi files or PDFs are fine to SandyPenny@live.com.
  • [No paper manuscripts, please. I'm all digital.]
  • Quick turnaround guaranteed.
  • Please include your preferred contact information with a phone number.


EMAIL YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO SANDY

For shorter or longer projects,please email
Sandy for a quote.

FINAL PROOF YOUR NOVELLA

$ 111.00 USD

15,000 - 36,000 WORDS

FINAL PROOF YOUR NOVEL

$ 199.00 USD

36,001 TO 75,000 WORDS

FINAL PROOF YOUR LONG NOVEL

$ 288.00 USD

75,001 TO 150,000 WORDS

Quotes available for longer projects.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:
BRETT

LAMBERT
NOVELIST

"Sandy Penny has proofread and edited installments of my An Ordinary Mystery series (Y/A and cozy) and my Montague Cutter adventure series, for which I am very grateful. She is quick and thorough, and a blessed asset to any author!" 

CLICK FOR HIS AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

MIKE
WELLS
AUTHOR

Writers, Sandy Penny is a fantastic editor, has worked on many of my books including 
the Lust, Money & Murder Series, highly recommended. Sandy recently proofread Renata's Revenge for me after I inadvertently uploaded an unproofed copy to Amazon. She notices everything. She also asks interesting questions that make me think about the details of the story. I've been working with her for a few years now, and I appreciate how quick and thorough she is. If you need a proofreader, she's worth a shot.  Great job, Sandy!   ~Mike Wells: 

CLICK FOR HIS AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

---------------------------------------------

DIANA
ORGAIN
AUTHOR

I have proofed Diana's Maternal Instincts series and An I-Witch Mystery series.

CLICK FOR HER AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

---------------------------------------------

WHITNEY

DINEEN

AUTHOR

"Sandy Penny proofs some of my novels. My eternal thanks for making me appear literate. Not only are you a proofreader extraordinaire, but you're fast and fabulous."


CLICK FOR HER AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

---------------------------------------------

AMELIA
FERNSIDE
AUTHOR

Sandy Penny began reading and reviewing my books. In the process, she found mistakes. So, I hired her to final proof them, and  I now use her to proof all my projects. She works with me on  grammar, historical details, continuity, and even suggested a new book for my series. Sandy embodies the spirit of the books, and uses her skills to make this process fast and easy for me. Her prices are excellent. If she ever discovers how valuable she is to me, I'm in a lot of trouble.  ~Amelia Fernside, Regency Romance Author. Amazon Author.

CLICK FOR HER AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

 "Sandy did a great job for me in an initial manuscript reading of my book Swamper Tales. When I wanted someone to give the manuscript a critical “read for meaning,” I immediately thought to bring her in on the project as the first reader. The fact that I remembered her as a diligent, talented classmate prompted me to contact her as a supplier of those Fresh Eyes talents that are valuable to writers. Her having little to no preconceived knowledge of the book’s topic was particularly important to me at the time because all meaning would then have to be derived from "words on page" alone. I was right in thinking that under those conditions she would be perfect to offer good advice as well as valuable editing suggestions. It was an important first step for me in producing a soon-to-be-sold-out first edition that has now had sales in 38 states, Canada and Europe – not bad for a dead end Oriole Street resident from Venice, IL. Sandy Penny, thank you for the early help." ~ Roger Peach, Author, Swamper Tales

I found this music online, and it is perfect for my Fresh Eyes Proofing, so I thought I'd share it. Tickled me to find it at #fresheyes And the singer is Andy Grammer, spelled differently, but funny nonetheless.